Financial Seminars – Insurance

According to the Supreme Council website,, the founding of the Knights of Columbus was based on meeting the needs of families left fatherless. 

Late-19th century Connecticut was marked by the growing fraternal benefit societies, anti-Catholic prejudice, and dangerous factory working conditions that left many families fatherless. Recognizing a need in his community, Father Michael J. McGivney, the 29-year-old assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Conn., gathered a group of men at his parish on Oct. 2, 1881. He proposed establishing a lay organization to prevent Catholic men from entering secret societies antithetical to Church teaching, uniting Catholic men and helping families of deceased members.”

As the Knights of Columbus grew, the insurance arm of the Knights protected the Brothers and their families. The tradition continues today. The Knights not only offer many different forms of insurance but hold free financial seminars and financial planning sessions several times a year.